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Michael Scott Brumback

Personal injury Attorney at Union Gap, WA

5.0   2 reviews

also known as Scott Brumback

  • Licensed for 31 years
    State WA
    Acquired 1992
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Michael

Learn Michael’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Personal injury
    If someone else negligently caused you bodily, emotional or financial injury.

    32 years

  2. Workers compensation
    An injury caused while on the job or due to working, you may have a worker's compensation claim.

    27 years

  3. Social Security & Disability
    You are disabled and no longer able to work.

    22 years

  4. Wrongful death
    Death is caused by the wrongful act of another. Your surviving spouse and/or children may be entitled to compensation.

    27 years

  5. Government
    You were harmed by the wrongful acts of a governmental entity.

    32 years

Mr. Brumback is a personal injury attorney serving the Yakima Valley and Central Washington.  Mr. Brumback has over 20 years experience representing injured persons who've suffered a variety of accidents.  Whether it is on the job, on the road, at work or just life in general, your injury claim is extremely important.


Mr. Brumback has served as a deputy prosecutor, assistant city attorney, US Army JAG officer, and judge pro-tem.  As a partner with the firms of Hurst, Brumback & Brusic, Brumback & Brusic, Brumback Law Group and now Brumback & Ottem, Mr. Brumback aggressively represents injured people. Mr. Brumback is and/or has been admitted to the courts of Washington state, US Federal District Court (Eastern/Western districts), Yakama Nation Tribal Court and United States military courts.  Mr. Brumback is a member of the Washington State Bar Association, the Washington State Association for Justice and the Yakima County Bar Association.


Mr. Brumback has 30+ years of enlisted (armor) and officer (JAG) experience with the United State Army, Washington Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve.  Mr. Brumback is committed to helping veterans and their families.  Mr. Brumback is a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (Post 379 Yakima) and the NRA in addition to being a member of the American Legion.

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Brumback & Ottem, PLLC
1905 Rainier Place
PO Box 3210
Union Gap, WA, 98903-0210

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Posted by Lawrence | December 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Blue collar, Bulldog tough
I hired Major Michael Scott Brumback for a legal issue, personal injury. Him and his partner Sid Ottem and their team are awesome. Super supportive, and kept my wife and I updated weekly! I recommend them so highly, that I did a tv commercial for them!
Posted by Chris | September 7, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Results, Respect
Scott And his team worked very hard and efficiently to get my case resolved. His office staff was very professional and timely with requests and kept me informed of my case. I would recommend Scott Brumback for your legal needs.


  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Brumback & Ottem, PLLC
  • 1998 - Present
  • JAG
  • United States Army Reserves Judge Advocate General Corps
  • 1997 - Present
  • Soldier
  • United States Army (active and reserve)
  • 1979 - Present
  • Trial Counsel
  • U.S. Army
  • 2007 - 2008
  • Judge (pro tem)
  • Yakima County District Court
  • 1999 - 2004
  • Assistant City Attorney
  • City of Yakima
  • 1995 - 1998
  • Deputy Prosecutor
  • Yakima County
  • 1994 - 1995
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  • Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army
  • 2009
  • U.S. Army Criminal Investigations Laboratory
  • 2008
  • Judge Advocate General's School, U.S. Army
  • 1998
  • Case Western Reserve University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • Michigan State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1988
  • University of Freiburg, Germany
  • 1987
  • Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
  • 1983
  • Primary Non-Commissioned Officer Academy
  • 1982
  • Basic Training, Fort Knox, Kentucky
  • 1979
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Sample of Legal Cases

  • Motorcycle and Car Collision, U-turn
  • Over $1 million combined settlement.


  • Yakima County Bar Association
  • Officer
  • 2011 - Present
  • Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 379 (Yakima)
  • Post 379 Judge Advocate General
  • 2010 - Present
  • The American Legion
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Washington State Association for Justice
  • Eagle Member
  • 1998 - Present
  • Washington State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • National Rifle Assocation
  • Life Member
  • N/A
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Languages Spoken

  • German
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2008
  • Army Commendation Medal
  • U.S. Army
  • 2007
  • Non-Commissioned Officer of the Year
  • Washington Army National Guard- E Troop, 303rd Cavalry
  • 1993
  • Army Commendation Medals
  • 1983
  • Basic Non-Commissioned Officer Academy-Honor Graduate
  • 1983
  • Association of the United States Army Leadership Award
  • Association of the United States Army
  • 1983
  • Primary Non-Commissioned Officer Academy-Honor Graduate
  • 1982
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  • Unknown
  • Washington Law Chapter
  • 1998

Speaking Engagements

  • Forensics CLE
  • Criminal Forensics
  • 2008
  • JAG Officer/Support Staff Training
  • Government Ethics
  • 2007
  • Federal Employees
  • Government Ethics
  • 2007
  • ROTC Instruction
  • Military Law
  • 2006
  • Civil Service Seminar
  • Uniform Services Employment and Re-employment Rights
  • 2006
  • ROTC Instruction
  • Military Law
  • 2005
  • ROTC Instruction
  • Military Law
  • 2004
  • WASAMA Convention
  • Firearms Laws
  • 1996
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Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (4)
Endorse Michael
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 15
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Scott is smart, dedicated, skilled and personable. He gets results. I've worked various cases with him. I wouldn't hesitate to hire him if I had a case. After 35 years of practice, he ranks right up there for what a lawyer is supposed to be. Tim Carlson"
Personal injury Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Scott and have had the pleasure of talking to him, learning from him, and hearing from many of his clients their experiences in having him as their attorney. All have said to me that they feel Scott is a zealous advocate that cares about them. Some of my current clients at Yakima County also have went to him and echo the positive endorsement of him and his law firm. I've been very impressed with Scott that he cares about his clients and is a strong advocate for them be it personal injury, social security benefits, or workers compensation benefits. I'm also very impressed with Scott's service to our County as a Military Veteran. I have tremendous respect and admiration for Scott Brumback and recommend him to anyone wanting outstanding legal service and advocacy. Scott is someone I am proud to call a friend and colleague."
Personal injury Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ethical, experienced and skilled."
Military law Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Co-worker
"Scott is an exceptionally gifted attorney, well-versed in a variety of legal fields. More importantly, he is a caring individual concerned for his clients' well-being."
Personal injury Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I've known Scott for over a decade. He is of the finest moral character. It is not an exaggeration to say that everyone who knows Scott likes and respects him. Scott is recognized as a leader in the practice of personal injury law for his in depth knowledge of the law and negotiation with insurance carriers. I recommend Scott Brumback without hesitation or qualification. "
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